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Moselio Schaechter

Do you mean genetic diversity among the mice? or changes over the hundreds of generations? At minimum, I think there would be small to large changes or rearrangements due to transposon activity, as well as random base changes.

Elio replies: Yes, we meant genetic diversity. The underlying purpose of the question is: what would be selected for under germ-free conditions?

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